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Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
It slips through the fingers. Its light, constantly shifting from one area to another as the wind beckons and the sun radiates. Beneath the sand however, is something entirely different. It isn't light, it isn't insubstantial, it isn't ever-present; it is something heavy, dark, and musty.
Like the tombs ridden with spiders, like the cities hidden with suspicious characters, like the islands overflowing with Nazis; Raiders of the Lost Ark thrives on secrets. The core of every Indiana Jones adventure is kept alive by history, and its reputation to cover up. Civilizations are lost, artifacts are misplaced, rumors and bedtime stories are spread; and as a result, history is perfect for providing the groundwork for an adventure film.…
I was recently posed the question; ‘what is the greatest blockbuster of all time?’ It is a question I pondered for barely a second before answering: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s hard to think of a film filled with more iconic moments. In one movie Spielberg, and to his credit, Lucas, have managed to create more iconic images and lines of dialogue in a single film than most filmmakers achieve in a lifetime: the boulder dash, retrieving the hat, the melting face, sword vs. gun, the snake pit. I could easily go on, practically every sequence in the film has at least one standout moment that has become part of the public’s consciousness.
Yet a film made up of…
Although Steven Spielberg's Jaws gets the distinction of being the very first blockbuster in cinema history, the blueprint of modern blockbuster filmmaking was brought to life by none other than Spielberg's early 1980s action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't just become one of the finest examples of its genre but even today remains one of the most enjoyable & entertaining works of this esteemed director's extensive career.
Set in the year of 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark concerns an archaeologist & adventurer named Indiana Jones who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant after learning that the Führer is after the same biblical artifact which, according to him, would make his army an…
Riddle me this batman! What do you get when you pare to of the greatest talents at the time of the late seventies, and have them work on a completely new IP to pay tribute to the classics that they grew up with? You'd get what many have regarded as the greatest adventure movie of all time, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"!
"But, you just answered the riddle for yourself."........wait, I did?.....SHIT!! OKAY! RESTART REVIEW! *Clears throat* Riddle me this Batma! "GET ON WITH IT!"
......fine then. *grumbles* You guys are no fun.
But you know what is fun? The "Indian Jones" Movies! Now unlike some of the other Spielberg movies, of course I've seen these! I mean, who HASN'T…
Quite possibly the best adventure film of all time.
An intense and exciting white-knuckle throwback to the action and adventure film serials of old, Raiders of the Lost Ark is the crowning achievement of both Steven Spielberg's and George Lucas' respective filmographies, with memorable characters, energetic and beautifully shot action sequences, terrific effects and stuntwork, excellent performances, a wonderful score, breathless pacing, a witty and sly sense of humor, and a well-crafted, engaging story.
Indy, our hero kicking some nazi butt...
Film # 19 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 14" Challenge
Task # 4: A non-Star Wars film starring a cast member of Star Wars Episode IV
When you think of adventure and action, you automatically think of Indiana Jones. The first installment, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is still the best in the franchise and also the best adventure movie ever made.
Indiana Jones is an archeologist who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant, before the Nazis do. Director Steven Spielberg and his companion George Lucas, who came up with Indiana Jones, aren’t the only reasons for the success of this film. Harrison Ford’s portrayal of Indiana Jones is perfect. Charismatic,…
It's the perfect adventure film. If only they could make considered action films like this today, but instead they're full of indulgent CGI set pieces...and the rock.
This was a special viewing at the U.S. Air Force Museum IMAX theater.
Top notch entertainment from a different era in films. Still great and fairly contemporary in its summer blockbuster-type of fun at the movies, if not one of the best examples. We'll probably not be lucky enough to have another Harrison Ford-like actor in our lives. Dude is Rick Deckard, Han Solo AND Indiana Jones. Indy is also way more cold-blooded than I remember. He straight-up runs over a Nazi in this movie and kills without so much as a second thought. Karen Allen is about as cute and spunky as you can get. This is a classic. No doubt. Also, the melting Nazi is still a pretty rad effect.
In a summer where all our heroes are spending two and a half hours beating the hell out of each other, Raiders of the Lost Ark's just trying to have a good time. God forbid!
Only thing that's really gotten on my nerves after all these years is the fight choreography. While Raiders does boast a great sense of spatial awareness and Spielberg's doing great work filling the frame in these sequences, the editing leaves a bit to be desired. All of the shots, for example, in the Nepali bar fight feel a second too long, which creates that awful, videogamey effect in which all the other baddies not currently getting pounded seem to bounce around on their toes in…
Der erste Film der Indiana Jones Reihe ist ein bombastische Blockbuster mit kreativen Kampf- und Entdeckungsszenen, sehr sympathischen Nebenfiguren und einem tollen dreckig-bedrohlichen Look. Es ist spannend bis zum Ende und die oft wechselnde Szenerie bringt dem Zuschauer dazu immer weiter zu schauen ohne gelangweilt zu werden.
The greatest action/adventure movie ever made... a picture-perfect collection of spectacular set pieces, strung together by one of the most breathtakingly efficient and entertaining blockbuster scripts ever written. Is it the single greatest piece of pure entertainment ever projected onto a movie screen?..... Maybe.
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